- having hair of a woolly texture or appearance.
- marked by fuzzy thinking; muddleheaded; dim-witted.
Origin of woolly-headed
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for woolly-headed
The woolly-headed one rolled his eyes in enjoyment of his sudden importance.The Luminous Face
The congregation was black and woolly-headed—Hottentots chiefly, I believe, though there may have been some Kafirs amongst them.Six Months at the Cape
They are woolly-headed, nearly black, and of almost dwarfish stature.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
The woolly-headed race, and another resembling the Indian, are not uncommon.
Elegantly-dressed ladies in magnificent litters were borne by Sicambri in red livery, or by woolly-headed Ethiopians.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2